Zoho Gears Up
August 21, 2007
Two months ago, I blogged about Google Gears, a new Google feature that enables web services to work off-line — that is, you’d be able to use these web services without being connected to the Internet. And I exhorted my favorite on-line office suite website, Zoho, to “gear up” and make some of its services available off-line as well as on-line.
I’d love to say, “Know what? Zoho listened to me!” (And in fact, a Zoho
staffer evangelist left a comment on that blog post saying “We are certainly looking into this. Thank you for your suggestion.”) But I’m more than certain that Zoho folks had already begun work on gearing up. And today, Zoho made it possible to view Zoho Writer (its on-line word-processor) documents off-line as well as on-line. In another several weeks, users will be able to use Zoho Writer off-line as well — right now, we can only view documents off-line.
To use this new feature, users would need to use Internet Explorer or Firefox with Google Gears installed.
Update: Zoho just blogged about this new functionality, and baldly hinted at a new Writer feature coming up next week …